Ronald B. Gillam, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest
Information processing in children
Neural activation during cognition, language and communication tasks
Specific Language Impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ron Gillam, PhD holds the Raymond and Eloise Lillywhite Endowed Chair in Speech-Language Pathology at Utah State University, where he serves as the Director of the Language, Education and Auditory Processing (LEAP) Brain Imaging Lab in the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center. His research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, primarily concerns information processing, language assessment, and language intervention with school-age children with specific language impairments. Currently, Dr. Gillam has an NIH grant to model the developmental progression of attention and memory systems as they relate to complex sentence comprehension in children with specific language impairments and children developing normally.
Dr. Gillam has published two books, three tests, and more than 120 articles and book chapters. He has received numerous teaching and research awards, including ASHA Fellow, the Haydn Williams Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia, the Dads Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin, the Editor's Award for the article of highest Merit in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (twice) and the Robins Award for the outstanding researcher at Utah State University.